Jewelry Appraisals & Premium Insurance
At Robinson’s Jewelers, we provide professional jewelry appraisal for all purchases valued over $1,500. Along with this, enjoy 10 days of complimentary insurance on items ranging from $1,500 to $100,000 via our esteemed insurance partner, Zillion. Experience our unique, customer-centric approach and shop confidently, knowing your valuable purchases are well-protected.
Your Trusted Appraisal Experts
Our owner, Andrew Robinson, is a certified GIA Graduate Gemologist with extensive expertise in diamond grading, gemstone identification, and valuation. With his profound experience in the antique and pre-owned jewelry market, you can trust his expert evaluations and rest assured that you're receiving the most accurate valuations.
Unraveling Jewelry Appraisal
Jewelry appraisal is a comprehensive assessment that assigns a value to a jewelry piece based on various characteristics such as weight, size, carat weight, metal type, and brand. It's an essential document, separate from diamond or gemstone grading reports, that helps you understand the intrinsic and market value of your jewelry.
The Interplay of Jewelry Appraisals & Insurance
An appraisal plays a crucial role in insuring your precious items. We focus on delivering appraisals that reflect the retail replacement value, which is typically demanded by insurance carriers. Whether you need to replace a lost piece or seek compensation for its value, our accurate appraisals help you navigate the insurance process with confidence. Insure your cherished jewelry for a modest fee and gain peace of mind.
Understanding Appraisal Types
Fair Market Value Appraisals
This type of appraisal reflects the current value of an item in its used condition, making it ideal for charitable donations or estate appraisals. It's worth noting that these values can sometimes exceed the retail replacement cost, especially for collectible or rare pieces, such as a discontinued Rolex Submariner "Hulk" watch.
Liquidation Value Appraisals
Liquidation value appraisals are particularly valuable in divorce settlements, bankruptcy cases, probate, and estate liquidations. They provide an assessment of the item's immediate wholesale value in these specific scenarios.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to leave my jewelry for appraisal?
In most instances, no! We perform all necessary measurements and tests promptly, allowing you to take your item back immediately. Expect a completed appraisal within one to two days, with complex pieces taking slightly longer.
What should I bring to my appraisal appointment?
If available, bring any relevant documents, including gemstone or diamond grading reports, original purchase receipts, and certificates of authentication.
Can you provide an updated appraisal if I only have paperwork but not the jewelry item?
Regrettably, we cannot. We need to examine the jewelry piece in person to provide a written appraisal.
Can you certify my sapphire without a certification document?
As a GIA Graduate Gemologist, we can identify precious gemstones and assess their quality. However, gem origin certification, such as determining if a sapphire is from Ceylon, can only be provided by grading labs. It's important to note that the gem's origin can significantly influence its value, which is why high-quality gemstones typically come with a certificate.